Yes, The Evil Within has been delayed. But only by two months, give or take a few days. What’s being heralded as Resident Evil-creator Shinji Mikami’s masterpiece will be available on October 21st.
In light of the delay, Bethesda today released a playtest reaction video of actual people playing the game… and having the crap scared out of them by it. It’s a lot of fun to see people nearly vomit from the experience (OK, only one of them has a gag reflex and it almost doesn’t register, but watch closely and you’ll see it).
In a lot of ways this reactions video reminds me of the one that was done for The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, or even the Slender video game.
If you pre-order The Evil Within you’ll unlock The Fighting Chance Pack expansion pack, which includes:
Medical Kit — A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.
Green Gel — Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.
Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells — A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.
An Incendiary Agony Bolt — Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.
A Poison Agony Bolt — Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
Rock Hard \m/